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Fizzy Lemon Meringue Bath Bombs

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The Best Fizzy Lemon Meringue Bath Bombs

Fresh lemon and creamy sweet vanilla make this essential bath bombs recipe smell just like a slice of lemon meringue pie! And can’t wait to show you how…

I recently discovered vanilla extract powder while picking up supplies for a photoshoot in Chicago. I instantly fell in love with is its powerful scent and ease of use!

If you’ve made bath bombs before you know it’s best to keep the wet ingredients limited. Which makes it incredibly handy for making bath bombs!! It’s a great addition to any natural bath bomb recipe.

How to make bath bombs with the best lemon meringue essential oil bath bombs recipe! It’s better than store bought!!

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Choosing Ingredients for Bath Bombs

What makes pure vanilla extract powder such a wonderful ingredient for bath bombs? It can add an incredible scent to homemade bath bombs without the use of chemical fragrances or dyes. And just vanilla in baking recipes goes with just about anything, the same can be said for vanilla in bath bomb recipes.

You can combine it with just about any essential oil! Here are several essential oils you could add to bath bombs with vanilla to get you thinking:

  • lavender essential oil
  • orange essential oil
  • peppermint essential oil
  • rose essential oil
  • eucalyptus essential oil
  • grapefruit essential oil

For this swirled bath bomb recipe, I opted for lemon essential oil. Fresh lemon and creamy sweet vanilla make it smell just like a slice of lemon meringue pie! It’s just as heavenly as store-bought bath bombs, sans the chemical dyes and dyes.

Beyond scent, what else you should include in a natural bath bomb recipe?

This homemade version allows you to fully control the quality of the ingredients. This is why you’ll find I’ve included Epsom salts in this essential bath bombs recipe too for soothing and relaxing sore muscles or monthly cramps for that matter.

And coconut oil is added as well to nourish and moisturize the skin. Find out more about my process to make bath bombs including where I get my supplies and tools I use here.

As for color ground lemon peel powder works well in this natural bath bomb recipe. The color is a pastel yellow just like lemon meringue pie!

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Ready to learn how to make bath bombs with the best lemon meringue essential oil bath bombs recipe? Here’s what you’ll need:

Lemon Meringue Essential Oil Bath Bomb Ingredients

How to make bath bombs with the best lemon meringue essential oil bath bombs recipe! It’s better than store bought!!

How to Make Bath Bombs with Essential Oil

1. Add 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/8 cup arrowroot powder, 1/4 cup citric acid, and 1/8 cup Epsom salt into a large glass mixing bowl. Whisk to blend together and remove any clumps.

2. Separate this dry mixture into two bowls. Add 1/2 teaspoon of ground lemon peel powder for a natural soft yellow color to one bowl and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract powder to the other. Set each aside.

3. Next, in a small mixing bowl combine, 3 teaspoons fractionated coconut oil with 6 drops of lemon essential oil.

4. Then slowly split this wet mixture into each dry mixture bowl, whisking as you go. If the mixture begins to fizz or foam, slow down.

5. After combining each mixture, scoop a small amount of each into your hand and squeeze it together to test the consistency. It should stick together and hold its shape.

(If the mixture is too dry and powdery, add a ½ teaspoon of witch hazel or water. Then mix well and test again. Repeat until you have the correct consistency.)

6. Once the bath bomb mixture is ready, scoop one side of a bath bomb mold with the white vanilla mixture and the other with the yellow lemon mixture until it’s just overflowing. Then press together and let stand 1 to 2 minutes.

I recommend using multiple bath bomb molds so you can keep going while the others are setting (this is the set of bath bomb molds I use, they never fail).

7. Once set gently release the bath bomb onto a cutting board or cookie sheet. If the bath bomb cracks while removing it, scoop a little more mixture and press together again.

Allow bath bombs to dry uncovered 8 hours or overnight. Once dry, store in a dry place or container until use. You can make 6 large bath bombs or 12 to 15 small bath bombs – a combination of different bath bomb sizes.

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Fresh lemon and creamy sweet vanilla make this essential bath bombs recipe smell just like a slice of lemon meringue pie! And can’t wait to show you how...

Lemon Meringue Essential Oil Bath Bombs Recipe

Yield: 12 bath bombs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Fresh lemon and creamy sweet vanilla make this essential bath bombs recipe smell just like a slice of lemon meringue pie!

Materials

  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ⅛ cup arrowroot powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract powder
  • ¼ cup citric acid
  • ⅛ cup Epsom salt, fine
  • ½ teaspoon ground lemon peel
  • 3 teaspoons fractionated coconut oil
  • 6 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons witch hazel
  • set of bath bomb molds

Instructions

1. Add 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/8 cup arrowroot powder, 1/4 cup citric acid, and 1/8 cup Epsom salt into a large glass mixing bowl. Whisk to blend together and remove any clumps.

2. Separate this dry mixture into two bowls. Add 1/2 teaspoon of ground lemon peel powder for a natural soft yellow color to one bowl and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract powder to the other. Set each aside.

3. Next, in a small mixing bowl combine, 3 teaspoons fractionated coconut oil with 6 drops of lemon essential oil.

4. Then slowly split this wet mixture into each dry mixture bowl, whisking as you go. If the mixture begins to fizz or foam, slow down.

5. After combining each mixture, scoop a small amount of each into your hand and squeeze it together to test the consistency. It should stick together and hold its shape.

(If the mixture is too dry and powdery, add a ½ teaspoon of witch hazel or water. Then mix well and test again. Repeat until you have the correct consistency.)

6. Once the bath bomb mixture is ready, scoop one side of a bath bomb mold with the white vanilla mixture and the other with the yellow lemon mixture until it’s just overflowing. Then press together and let stand 1 to 2 minutes.

I recommend using multiple bath bomb molds so you can keep going while the others are setting (this is the set of bath bomb molds I use, they never fail).

7. Once set gently release the bath bomb onto a cutting board or cookie sheet. If the bath bomb cracks while removing it, scoop a little more mixture and press together again.

Notes

Allow bath bombs to dry uncovered 8 hours or overnight. Once dry, store in a dry place or container until use. You can make 6 large bath bombs or 12 to 15 small bath bombs.

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If you loved this essential oil bath bombs recipe, then don’t miss my recipe for a Garden Rose Bath Bombs, where I use beet powder for a natural pink color with a combination of dried rose petals. The classic scent of rose blended with eucalyptus essential oil create an irresistible, ultra indulgent experience!

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Susanne

    these sound good enough to eat! I am going to have to try making some of these. I just love all of your homemade creations! Thanks for sharing with us!

    • Reply

      lifenreflection

      LOL I know, I love everything lemon!! Thanks Susanne

  2. Reply

    Rebecca Lowry

    These look amazing and can’t wait to try making them. Is there anything you can use instead of the vanilla extract powder that works well? I’ve found it’s either really expensive or not readily available in UK.

    Thanks

    • Reply

      lifenreflection

      You could skip it altogether and just add more arrowroot powder in its place but, you’ll miss the vanilla scent. So, how about adding the extra arrowroot powder and a 1/4 teaspoon of clear vanilla extract. Just make sure to add to your wet ingredient mixture.

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